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Hamilton wins Hungarian GP

2013-07-28 15:48


FIRST WIN FOR HAMIMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is all smiles as he takes his first win for his new team at the 2013 Hungarian GP. Image: AFP

BUDAPEST, Hungary - The 28th Hungarian Grand Prix saw Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton take victory on Sunday as he dominated throughout the race.

Hamilton started the race on pole for the third time in a row. The Brit won the race in Budapest in 2012 and also in 2009, and made sure Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel did not put this race win in the bag too.


He put an end to his longest win drought on Sunday since he started racing with new team Mercedes.

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen was in second place, Vettel in third and his team mate Mark Webber in fourth and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in fifth.

Italian tyre maker Pirelli has provided new compound tyres which appeared to be perform better than the previous ones that caused a stake of blowouts at the 2013 British GP.

The first pit stops started out in lap eight and nine with Torro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne and Caterham's Giedo van der Garde who had complained to his team that his 'tyres were gone'. Hamilton did 20 laps with one set of tyres when he pitted on lap 32.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa encounted some wing problems as his end plate was the end plate supporting the upper flap was missing.

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean drove well today as he battled Vettel for some time during the start of the race from his third position from pole. He made a total of four pit stops including one which was a drive through penalty for making contact with McLaren's Jenson Button.

Vettel had some issues with his car on Sunday as his team told him to cool the brakes and also had some wing issues when he had made contact with Button when trying to pass him.

Force India's Adrian Sutil had to end his 100th race as his car gave in on lap 20. The team reported that he has a hydraulic leak meaning his clutch would not release. Team Williams must also regret not replacing Valterrie Bottas' engine when he suffered problems with it in final practice on Saturday. He was out on lap 45.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg is out for the third time on lap 66 when his engine also gave in.

Updated result from the 2013 Formula 1 Hungarian GP at the Hungaroring
1 Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 1hr42min29.445
2 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Lotus) +10.938
3 Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull) +12.459
4 Mark Webber (AUS/Red Bull) +18.044
5 Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari) +31.411
6 Romain Grosjean (FRA/Lotus) +52.295
7 Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren) +53.819
8 Felipe Massa (BRA/Ferrari) +56.447
9 Sergio Perez (MEX/McLaren) +1 lap
10 Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Williams) +1 lap
11 Nico Hülkenberg (GER/Sauber) +1 lap
12 Jean - Eric Vergne (FRA/Toro Rosso) +1 lap
13 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Toro Rosso) +1 lap
14 Giedo van der Garde (NED/Caterham) +2 lap
15 Charles Pic (FRA/Caterham) +2 laps
16 Jules Bianchi (FRA/Marussia) +3 laps
17 Max Chilton (GBR/Marussia) +3 laps
18 Paul di Resta (GBR/Force India) +4 laps
19 Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) +6 laps

Overall points standings

1 Sebastian Vettel (GER) - 172
2 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) - 134
3 Fernando Alonso (ESP) - 133
4 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) - 124
5 Mark Webber (AUS) - 105
6 Nico Rosberg (GER) - 84
7 Felipe Massa (BRA) - 61
8 Romain Grosjean (FRA) - 49
9 Jenson Button (GBR) - 39
10 Paul di Resta (GBR) - 36
11 Adrian Sutil (GER) - 23
12 Sergio Perez (MEX) 18
13 Jean - Eric Vergne (FRA) - 13
14 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) - 11
15 Nico Hulkenberg (GER) - 7
16 Pastor Maldonado (VEN) - 1

1 Red Bull - 277
2 Mercedes - 208
3 Ferrari - 94
4 Lotus - 183
5 Force India - 59
6 McLaren - 57
7 Toro Rosso - 24
8 Sauber - 7
9 Williams - 1

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